[FFmpeg-user] How to make AVI files from LG RH7500 recordingwhich will play on it?

Phil Rhodes phil_rhodes at rocketmail.com
Wed Dec 21 15:22:10 CET 2011

> Isn't there some example command line ensuring maxumum hardware  
> compatibility?

Sadly no. Hardware devices tend to be very picky about what they will and  
won't play, simply because they can't possibly have the internal  
flexibility that software does. There are a huge number of variables  
concerning how modern video codecs are set up, so even if you have two  
files of a notionally identical format, which one piece of software  
considers the same and handles fine, you may find that your set top box  
will play one but not the other. Unfortunately this is exactly the point  
where you will probably have to start playing with all of the trickiest  
and most advanced options, and as you've realised there is very little  

About all you can do is ask on this list and hope someone can help you out.


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